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The Likeness of Ramadhaan and Prophet Yusuf

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This write-up, by the great scholar Ibn al-Jawzi, is very interesting. The author co-relates the Story of Yusuf and his 11 brothers with Ramadhaan and the other 11 months of the year.

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah.  Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Heart: Fu’aad, Qalb and Sadr

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala uses three words to describe our hearts:

QALB, FU’AAD and SADR. We know that every Arabic word is chosen for a reason, yet all three of these words for the most part are translated as “heart.” As usual, the intricate meanings of these words are not captured in the translation.

So, what is their difference?  Continue reading

March 11, 2017 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

When All Helplines Fail

“We have medicines, we have food, we have relief materials but the question is how to reach people when there is no communication?”

This was the biggest challenge faced by the rescue operators in the wake up of the unprecedented frenzy and fury lashed out by the horrific Chennai floods.  Continue reading

December 7, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Tell My Servants”, to do this and this, and I shall admit them into “My Paradise”!

Here is a collection of the verses of the glorious Qur’an in which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala directs His last and final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, to tell to His servants about Himself and His expectations so that His believing servants execute His commands in order to win His Paradise. 

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June 23, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

This privilege is only for Qur’an reading in Masjids!

This hadeeth is an inspiration for all Muslims, and on the other hand an eye-opener to the brothers of Tableegh Jamaat.  Continue reading

September 6, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Luminosity of Mercy in Surah al Mulk

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

The Surah al Mulk is a short and sweet Chapter which is often read by Muslims throughout the world. Let us try to learn some great things from this Surah about the virtue of which, the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:

“A surah from the Qur’an containing thirty verses will intercede for a man so that he will be forgiven. It is the surah Tabaarak Al-lathi bi yadihi’l-mulk”.  Continue reading

March 19, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Mulk | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

This ‘Tomorrow’ shall surely come!

The English idiom “Tomorrow never comes” is frequently taught in classrooms throughout the world.  The logic behind this idiom is this:  When the day that you are now calling “tomorrow” arrives, you will call that day “today” and a different day will be called “tomorrow.” Therefore, the students are told not to resolve to do something tomorrow, since that day will never arrive!

But in the inimitable Qur’an, Allah is promising man about the Tomorrow that is sure to come ! Continue reading

March 17, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan Mubarak!

Some of the relevant posts from the past are presented here.

RAMADHAAN MUBARAK 🙂 to all my dear readers.  Continue reading

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do Not Despair of Allah’s Mercy!

Islam is all about positive thinking and action. Despair and pessimism have no place in Islam.

I would like to present two beautiful verses that inculcate positive thinking, kindling hope and killing despair. The love and affection the Creator has towards His noble creation is distinctly visible in these verses.  Continue reading

July 17, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections, Surah Az Zumar | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Letter to all Muslim Brothers…about Sisters!

Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – brothers, husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law and sons – to consider these two principal verses of the Glorious Qur’an and appreciate the graciousness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Salah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fasting) are two most important pillars of Islam. The interesting point to note is that Allah, while enjoining these obligatory acts of worship, uses a particular phrase that needs our attention, and because of which I said we must appreciate the graciousness of Allah, and of course the humane aspect of Islam.  Continue reading

July 15, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

When the Giver and Forgiver is READY…..

Assalamu Alaikum. Dear brothers and sisters, What a motivation from the Lord of the Worlds!

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, we need to gear up to seek more and more forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.  Continue reading

July 14, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploring ‘Rahmah” in Surah al Kahf, Part 2

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

There is so much to learn from Surah al Kahf.

In Part 1 our focus was on the word Rahmah as such being used in Surah al Kahf.

Let us now try to explore some more aspects of Rahmah, Inshaa’Allah… Continue reading

July 11, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“Rahmah” in Surah al Kahf

Last Friday,  I was reading Surah al Kahf as usual. While reading a thought came to my mind about Rahmah – grace, compassion and mercy. As i was proceeding, i got slow in recitation because my mind was wonder struck at the word ‘Rahmah’ being frequently used in this Surah. Then i paused for a while and thought may be this is yet another miracle of this Surah. A thought came to my mind that Rahmah could even be the theme of this Surah. Continue reading

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Fearing the Merciful (Part 2)

This post is the continuation of the article entitled: Fearing the Merciful. If you have not read the first part, I suggest you to read it here and then come back to continue, Insha’Allah.

Ok, sisters and brothers, we were talking about ‘Khashiyar Rahmaana bil-Ghayb’ which means:

To Fear the Most Merciful unseen

To Fear the Most Merciful in secret

To Fear the Most Merciful without seeing Him. Continue reading

November 25, 2011 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fearing the Merciful

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum. Bismillah….

We have read Surah Yaseen many times, right? Have we ever paused to understand its meaning?

Today I will focus on one phrase that is mentioned in two places in the Qur’an – in Surah Yaseen and Surah Qaaf: khashiyar Rahmaan. Continue reading

November 19, 2011 Posted by | Reflections, Surah Yaseen | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments